Topic: Chris Carmichael

Workout and Tips for Better Pace Line Performance

  A few days ago the US National Cycling Team women, including CTS Athlete Lauren Komanski, won the team time trial at the Tour of New Zealand! The team time trial has always been a special event in cycling, and it is increasing in popularity now that there is a professional World Championship event in…

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5 Things Athlete Need to Know About New Cholesterol Guidelines

  The big nutritional news this week was that in the coming weeks the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of experts who provide scientific justification for the US Government’s “Dietary Guidelines”, is expected to largely reverse the long-standing recommendations to limit the intake of dietary cholesterol. We studied the available literature so you don’t…

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Weekend Reading: The 2015 CTS Super Bowl Trainer Workout!

  For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl and UCI Cyclocross World Championships fall on the same weekend! The race at ‘Cross Worlds I’m most excited about is the Elite Women’s race today. CTS Athlete Katerina Nash is racing in her hometown and she’s been getting first- and second-places in World Cups…

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What Athletes Need to Do to Avoid Getting Sick

  As a coach, one of the most stressful parts of a major competition is keeping the athletes healthy on the way to the venue. Ironically, when athletes push themselves to the point where they’re in peak competitive fitness, they’re also teetering on the edge of coming down with an illness. It doesn’t take much…

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Weekend Reading: Should Time-Crunched Athletes Go Long?

  For the past several years I’ve been pretty focused on training for time-crunched athletes, particularly the use of high-intensity, low-volume training for athletes who have fewer than 8-10 hours a week to devote to training. Time-Crunched Athlete training plans, books, and concepts have helped a lot of athletes rediscover their passion for sport (it’s…

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Do These 4 Things in December To Be Fit in January

  January is traditionally when endurance athletes in the Northern Hemisphere dig in and recommit themselves to goal-oriented training. The months of November and December are often less structured, even for time-crunched athletes who rely more heavily on shorter, higher-intensity workouts to maintain and improve fitness. It’s a smart idea to think of the next…

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